Matthew Kim

USA Taekwondo

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Nickname: "Matt"
Height: 5-8
Weight: 130
Birthplace: Bayside, N.Y.
Coach: Master Jin Suh
Dojang: High Performance
High School: Ramsey H.S. (Ramsey, N.J.)  
Year of Graduation: 2012

Other Sports: varsity swimming

Hobbies: playing the drums and swimming

Family: His uncle, Master Jin Suh, is a former U.S. National Team member...his cousin, Christian Suh, is a two-time U.S. Junior National Team member. 

Favorite Foods: steak and seafood ("I am a surf and turf lover") 

Pre-Competition Meal: chicken and pasta

Favorite Athlete: Michael Phelps

Favorite Movie: Bruno

Favorite Music: metal

Did You Know?: Matthew is quiet, but when he is with friends and family he is quite the clown.


MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS

2010  USAT York National Qualifier (Sr. Fly): BRONZE
2010  U.S. Open (Jr. Light): GOLD

2009  Pan Am Junior Championships (Jr. Light): Round of 16
2009  Youth Olympic Games Team Trials (55-63kg): 2nd
2009  USAT Junior National Team Member (Jr. Light)
2009 
USAT Junior National Team Trials (Jr. Light): 1st
2009  USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Light): GOLD

2008  USAT Junior Olympics medalist

2007  USAT Junior Olympics medalist

2006  USAT Junior Olympics medalist

2005  USAT Junior Olympics medalist 

last updated 4/7/10